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Epassporte loses visa program

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by myrtlebeachdude, Sep 3, 2010.

  1. myrtlebeachdude

    myrtlebeachdude Registered Member

    Jun 26, 2009
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    Beach Bum
    It's a sunny day in Myrtle Beach, SC!
    Just a heads up... the funds I have in my visa account (not wallet) seem to be locked up:

    Dear ePassporte Account Holders,

    Please be advised that, at 12:00 PM PDT today, September 2, 2010, we were notified that effective immediately, Visa International has suspended our banking partner's (St. Kitts Nevis Anguilla National Bank) ePassporte Visa program. The ePassporte e-Wallet program continues to be up and running, except funds cannot be transferred between your Visa Account and your e-Wallet. At this time ePassporte can no longer issue Visa Cards, and the ability for our Account Holders to make point of sale purchases and withdraw funds from ATMs has also been suspended.

    At this time we do not know why this drastic action was taken by Visa. To us, it is unconscionable that such action would be taken without the opportunity for ePassporte to fully understand Visa's reasons and to be able to take all steps necessary to keep our program running the way it has so successfully done for over 7 years. But that is what Visa has done.

    As soon as we have more information we will be in contact with you.

    In the meantime please be assured that your funds are safe.

    We are very sorry for the short notice and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. The ePassporte team is working diligently to rectify this situation.

    We kindly ask you to bear with us while we work through this issue.

    Please feel free to contact us via the message center or at our call center, should you have any questions, comments or concerns.

    Thank You,

    Christopher Mallick
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  2. w84it

    w84it Regular Member

    Jun 18, 2009
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    damn this is bad news :\
    So glad i paid all my college fee's/books yesterday...and not tomorrow like i was going to.
    Last edited: Sep 3, 2010